In roughly 24 hours, we will be floating once again. This is exciting for many reasons. I could probably come up with a pretty good list of all those reasons why this is exciting, like the fact that we are going to be setting off on a big adventure. But the best reason I can come up with this morning is the fact that we will be sleeping in our own bed for the first time in about 10 months. And there is nothing like your own bed. I can't wait.

We hauled our floating home out of the water 10 months ago and since then have slept in an RV, in tents, on family and friends couches and floors and spare bedrooms, at hotels, on friends boats, in the dirt next to campfires, in the snow, and even in the back of our car (thanks to some unruly coyotes). I can honestly say that even though we were happy to be in pretty much all of those places (not so much in the back of the car...thanks again coyotes), we never slept as good as when we are in the boat. The boat is home and there's no place like home.

Other than our time traveling around the States in our RV, I have lived on a sailboat for the majority of my entire adult life. Roughly 20 years. 20 years of boat life is hard to wash off of a guy. I'm sure I smell like a mixture of salt air, diesel, and mildew. 3 things that make up a sturdy sailboat and a hearty sailor.

As excited as we are to set sail for Mexico and beyond, at this point, I am more excited to just get back home. Just being on the water, smelling the salt air, and the sense of freedom that the boat brings. I'm excited to watch the sunset at sea, I'm excited to wake up in the morning and sip a delicious cup of coffee in a secluded anchorage, and I'm excited to stare up at the stars and the moon on a clear night far away from the lights of a city. But mostly, I'm excited to sleep in my own bed.

Pretty soon we'll be home. I can't wait.

And I'm pretty sure that I'm excited to share Episode 4 of our video series.  It's now up for your viewing pleasure. The link is here:

The mast is in, the bottom is done, and she's ready to go swimming!

Episode 4 of our insanely entertaining video series is now live on Youtube.  If the link doesn't work on your device, the link is here:


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